SYMMETREE 73 – ISLAND TREE
Safe Arbor. The Island Tree pieces were a prelude to a series Mark produced called ‘Safe Arbor’. They are partly inspired by our own desire to find comfort in a place we can call home. In the early 21st century it is almost inconceivable that we have not yet found a way to avoid conflict. Conflicts have proven to be one of the great drivers of migration. The act of migration means that people suffer and inevitably go without having a true place to call home. For those of us who are lucky to have found the security of a place we can call home, cherish a safe arbor.
Many of the Symmetree pieces are created from a number of these photographs. Mark would typically walk around the oak tree taking up to 12 photographs. They would then be combined together.
Symmetree 73 – Island Tree is available as a giclée print on stunning 350gsm 100% Cotton Hahnemühle Museum Etch Fine Art Paper.
Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Available in 3 sizes
1 – 29.7 x 29.7cm – 11.69 x 11.69 inches (paper area) – Edition of 250
2 – 42 x 42cm – 16.53 x 16.53 inches (paper area) – Edition of 100
3 – 59.4 x 59.4cm – 23.39 x 23.39 inches (paper area) – Edition of 50
Option 1 – Mark can supply this piece at a custom size.
Option 2 – Set in resin and framed. From an additional £175.
Contact Mark to discuss. Please quote ‘SYMMETREE 73 – ISLAND TREE’
Please note that your order will take 7-10 days to create. Fine print takes time.
There are many ancient trees in and around the Weald of Kent. Like the Oak Tree at Badsell Park Farm, some are isolated within a farmed field. Mark began an ongoing project in 2013, which to date has produced photographic, mixed media and sculptural studies. The project sets out to interpret the effects of factors like light, weather and time on the life and death of the tree.
After nearly 300 years of growth, the tree was toppled by storm Katie in the spring of 2016. This event hasn’t stopped Mark working on the project. Sections of the tree are seasoning and are being applied in the artwork. They range from charring, creating charcoal, chipping, making oak dust and sculpting.
The Symmetree work continues to develop and is being shown in a number of galleries and art fairs.